2K Launcher Sightings

A thread on ResetEra notes that a 2K Launcher has started popping up when certain 2K games are run on Steam. There's a screenshot of the launcher and posts confirming that this showed up not that long ago in Civilization VI and Mafia III. The thread was provoked by it now appearing in the Mafia: Definitive Edition, so the implication is its use is becoming more widespread.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 31, 2021, 11:50
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 31, 2021, 11:50
May 31, 2021, 11:50
 
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 30, 2021, 16:21:
It was included on Epic games store with Mafia 1 Definitive Edition that I bought last week.

Sadly the remake crashed/froze 4 times in less than 2 hours so I refunded it. Such a disappointment since it looked great and I was a huge fan of Mafia 1 back in the day.

The remake is a buggy disaster though in terms of stability.

I dunno man. You might want to check your system. I had the game and had ZERO crashes. I had a lot of fun with it but maybe never realized from the original game, there are so many areas in the world that you don't go to from the story. Like a lot of unused details they put into the game that can go unnoticed unless you explore. I'm not sure why they didn't add maybe side quests into the game that could take you around the city more or the rural areas. I know they wanted to make it as accurate to the original as possible, but I think they could of expanded a bit on the game while keeping the original story intact.

Eitherway, yeah I dunno about this launcher info or really ever cared. Game ran like a champ on my aging rig and it was satisfying to beat.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 31, 2021, 09:40
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 31, 2021, 09:40
May 31, 2021, 09:40
 
-- m76 wrote on May 30, 2021, 04:07
2K added a new launcher to xcom2 when Chimera squad was
released, and it basically broke mod functionality.
Thankfully there is a community alternative launcher on github.

-- Krazy Kat wrote on May 30, 2021, 17:53
Similar info for Civ 6.


Noted, and saved.
Thanks guys, this is so helpful !

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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 31, 2021, 04:07
m76
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 31, 2021, 04:07
May 31, 2021, 04:07
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Rhett wrote on May 30, 2021, 17:49:
I haven't played in a while, but I recall XCOM 2 forums being aflame when they did something to the old launcher, and it broke a lot of things...

Why the hell would anyone want yet another launcher?!
They added a new launcher to xcom2 when Chimera squad was released, and it basically broke mod functionality in xcom2. Thankfully there is a community launcher on github as an alternative.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 31, 2021, 02:39
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 31, 2021, 02:39
May 31, 2021, 02:39
 
Krazy Kat wrote on May 30, 2021, 17:53:
afka Rossini wrote on May 30, 2021, 17:36:
Krazy Kat wrote on May 30, 2021, 15:33:
That launcher is a complete mess.
Took me over 10 minutes to start Civ VI and maxed out my hard drive usage.
edit - I just created a shortcut to CivilizationVI.exe on my desktop. works fine.
I just created a shortcut that points to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI.exe and it still brought up the launcher. I also tried it with CivilizationVI_DX12.Exe in the same folder and got the launcher again. Did you point to a sub-folder that looks much different than mine?

Mine was in "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\SidMeiersCivilizationVI\Base\Binaries\Win64EOS\CivilizationVI.exe"
If it's a Steam thing, there is another workaround.
link: https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/mlompp/psa_how_to_bypass_the_launcher_in_steam/
Your link got me squared away. No more launcher. Thanks!
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 19:09
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 19:09
May 30, 2021, 19:09
 
Out of the blue played the Mafia remake for a bit again last night... and yep a 2K launcher showed up.
Good/bad timing eh?
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 17:53
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 17:53
May 30, 2021, 17:53
 
afka Rossini wrote on May 30, 2021, 17:36:
Krazy Kat wrote on May 30, 2021, 15:33:
That launcher is a complete mess.
Took me over 10 minutes to start Civ VI and maxed out my hard drive usage.
edit - I just created a shortcut to CivilizationVI.exe on my desktop. works fine.
I just created a shortcut that points to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI.exe and it still brought up the launcher. I also tried it with CivilizationVI_DX12.Exe in the same folder and got the launcher again. Did you point to a sub-folder that looks much different than mine?

Mine was in "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\SidMeiersCivilizationVI\Base\Binaries\Win64EOS\CivilizationVI.exe"
If it's a Steam thing, there is another workaround.
link: https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/mlompp/psa_how_to_bypass_the_launcher_in_steam/
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 17:49
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 17:49
May 30, 2021, 17:49
 
I haven't played in a while, but I recall XCOM 2 forums being aflame when they did something to the old launcher, and it broke a lot of things...

Why the hell would anyone want yet another launcher?!
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 17:36
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 17:36
May 30, 2021, 17:36
 
Krazy Kat wrote on May 30, 2021, 15:33:
That launcher is a complete mess.
Took me over 10 minutes to start Civ VI and maxed out my hard drive usage.
edit - I just created a shortcut to CivilizationVI.exe on my desktop. works fine.
I just created a shortcut that points to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI.exe and it still brought up the launcher. I also tried it with CivilizationVI_DX12.Exe in the same folder and got the launcher again. Did you point to a sub-folder that looks much different than mine?
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 16:21
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 16:21
May 30, 2021, 16:21
 
It was included on Epic games store with Mafia 1 Definitive Edition that I bought last week.

Sadly the remake crashed/froze 4 times in less than 2 hours so I refunded it. Such a disappointment since it looked great and I was a huge fan of Mafia 1 back in the day.

The remake is a buggy disaster though in terms of stability.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 15:33
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 15:33
May 30, 2021, 15:33
 
That launcher is a complete mess.
Took me over 10 minutes to start Civ VI and maxed out my hard drive usage.
edit - I just created a shortcut to CivilizationVI.exe on my desktop. works fine.

This comment was edited on May 30, 2021, 16:18.
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 15:30
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 15:30
May 30, 2021, 15:30
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 30, 2021, 13:36:
CivVI has had a 2k launcher for so long that there are threads from 2018 telling you how to skip it. They may of course have updated it to be a more generic 2k launcher than just a CivVI launcher, but it's not new.

I play Civ VI almost every day and it seems like the launcher changed from Firaxis to 2K with the April 2021 update. At the very least the look changed dramatically.

P.S. I don't know if it's the launcher or something else from the April update but Civ VI is now crashing so much I've set it to autosave after every turn.
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May 30, 2021, 14:06
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 14:06
May 30, 2021, 14:06
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 30, 2021, 13:36:
CivVI has had a 2k launcher for so long that there are threads from 2018 telling you how to skip it. They may of course have updated it to be a more generic 2k launcher than just a CivVI launcher, but it's not new.

XCOM: Chimera Squad also has the 2K launcher.. for eons and it even has mod support
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings
May 30, 2021, 13:36
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Re: 2K Launcher Sightings May 30, 2021, 13:36
May 30, 2021, 13:36
 
CivVI has had a 2k launcher for so long that there are threads from 2018 telling you how to skip it. They may of course have updated it to be a more generic 2k launcher than just a CivVI launcher, but it's not new.
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